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How to buy Motorcar Parts of America stock | $23.9

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Motorcar Parts of America, Inc is an auto parts business based in the US. Motorcar Parts of America shares (MPAA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Motorcar Parts of America employs 4,012 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$526.4 million.

How to buy shares in Motorcar Parts of America

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  3. Search for Motorcar Parts of America. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MPAA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Motorcar Parts of America reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$23.9, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Motorcar Parts of America, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Motorcar Parts of America. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Motorcar Parts of America share price

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Motorcar Parts of America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-04.
Latest market closeUSD$23.9
52-week rangeUSD$10.43 - USD$23.52
50-day moving average USD$17.5769
200-day moving average USD$16.8811
Wall St. target priceUSD$24
PE ratio 90.64
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.25

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Is it a good time to buy Motorcar Parts of America stock?

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Motorcar Parts of America price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $23.9 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-11) 19.20%
1 month (2020-12-18) 17.62%
3 months (2020-10-16) 52.91%
6 months (2020-07-17) 42.26%
1 year (2020-01-17) 7.61%
2 years (2019-01-18) 18.67%
3 years (2018-01-18) 28.09
5 years (2016-01-15) 31.85

Is Motorcar Parts of America under- or over-valued?

Valuing Motorcar Parts of America stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Motorcar Parts of America's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Motorcar Parts of America's P/E ratio

Motorcar Parts of America's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 91x. In other words, Motorcar Parts of America shares trade at around 91x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Motorcar Parts of America's PEG ratio

Motorcar Parts of America's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.55. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Motorcar Parts of America's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Motorcar Parts of America's EBITDA

Motorcar Parts of America's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$32.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Motorcar Parts of America's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Motorcar Parts of America financials

Revenue TTM USD$526.4 million
Operating margin TTM 4.19%
Gross profit TTM USD$118.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.85%
Return on equity TTM 1.7%
Profit margin 0.92%
Book value $15.136
Market capitalisation USD$431.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Motorcar Parts of America shares

There are currently 2.5 million Motorcar Parts of America shares held short by investors – that's known as Motorcar Parts of America's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% down from 2.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Motorcar Parts of America shares can be evaluated.

Motorcar Parts of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Motorcar Parts of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Motorcar Parts of America shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Motorcar Parts of America shares traded daily (recently around 53014.516824849). Motorcar Parts of America's SIR currently stands at 46.36. In other words for every 100,000 Motorcar Parts of America shares traded daily on the market, roughly 46360 shares are currently held short.

However Motorcar Parts of America's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Motorcar Parts of America shares, or, against the total number of tradable Motorcar Parts of America shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Motorcar Parts of America's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Motorcar Parts of America shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1786% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Motorcar Parts of America shares, roughly 179 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against Motorcar Parts of America.

Find out more about how you can short Motorcar Parts of America stock.

Motorcar Parts of America share dividends

We're not expecting Motorcar Parts of America to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Motorcar Parts of America share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Motorcar Parts of America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.43 up to $23.52. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MPAA.US volatility(beta: 1.9)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Motorcar Parts of America's is 1.9003. This would suggest that Motorcar Parts of America's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Motorcar Parts of America overview

Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. manufactures, remanufactures, and distributes heavy-duty truck, industrial, marine, and agricultural application replacement parts. The company offers rotating electrical products, including alternators and starters; wheel hub assemblies and bearings; brake-related products comprising brake calipers, brake boosters, and brake master cylinders; and diagnostics and other products, which consist of diagnostics systems and advanced power emulators that are used for development of electric vehicles and aerospace applications, as well as power electronic products for the development and production of electric vehicles and turbochargers. It also designs and manufactures test solutions for performance, endurance, and production testing of electric motors, inverters, alternators, starters, and belt starter generators for the original equipment, aerospace, and aftermarket. The company sells its products to automotive retail chain stores and warehouse distributors, as well as various automobile manufacturers for their aftermarket programs and warranty replacement programs in North America. Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Torrance, California.

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